Aug 01 2008 12:00 am
Scotland: Burma Demo August 8th 12.30pm
Amnesty International Scotland DIARY NOTICE and PHOTO-OPPORTUNITY: Friday 8 August, 12.30-1.00pm EDINBURGH: BURMA DEMO TO MARK 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF UPRISING Campaigners to hold aloft saffron ribbon in...
Aug 01 2008 12:00 am
China: Unblocking Amnesty site welcomed but promised media freedom still a long way off
Amnesty International today welcomed the unblocking of its website in the Olympics media venues and reportedly in other parts of Beijing. But it insisted that the promise of ‘complete media freedom’ i...
Jul 31 2008 12:00 am
Mexico: Justice system fails domestic violence survivors
Thousands of Mexican Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights who survive violence in their homes are being put at risk of further abuse by a justice system that often fails to take...
Jul 30 2008 12:00 am
China: IOC caves in to China's demands on internet censorship
Amnesty International today condemned the Chinese authorities’ blocking of certain websites for foreign journalists covering the Olympic Games. The organisation called on the International Olympic Com...
Jul 29 2008 12:00 am
Amnesty International welcomes appointment of new UN human rights chief
Amnesty International has welcomed the UN Secretary-General's decision to appoint Judge Navenethem Pillay as the new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. The organisation believes that Judge Pillay'...
Jul 25 2008 12:00 am
Zimbabwe: 'Don't sweep human rights under the carpet' in power sharing talks
As the Zimbabwean government and the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) prepare to enter power-sharing talks, Amnesty International called on both parties to ensure there are no pardons f...
Jul 25 2008 12:00 am
China: Promises broken and Olympic values betrayed, says new Amnesty report
The Chinese authorities have broken their promise to improve the country’s human rights situation and betrayed the core values of the Olympics, said Amnesty International in a new report published tod...
Jul 24 2008 12:00 am
South Africa: Displaced people should not be forcibly removed from camps
Amnesty International has condemned the South African police’s recent forcible removals of more than 700 refugees and asylum-seekers from the Glenanda ("Rifle Range Road") displacement camp near Johan...
Jul 24 2008 12:00 am
Amnesty appalled at new findings showing destitution among Zimbabweans seeking refuge in UK
Amnesty International UK today said it was ‘appalled’ at the findings of new research from the Jospeh Rowntree Charitable Trust, showing a massive rise in destitution among refused asylum seekers, par...
Jul 23 2008 12:00 am
Scotland - Amnesty's biggest-ever Edinburgh Festival line-up announced
Edinburgh: Amnesty International has announced its line-up for this year’s Edinburgh Festival - the human rights campaigners’ biggest and widest-ranging programme from the Festival’s main “cause”. Amn...